Hugo Lloris apologises to Tottenham fans after “very embarrassing” Newcastle rout

This weekend’s Premier League action saw Newcastle inflicted a rout for the ages on Tottenham Hotspur. The Magpies humiliated Spurs in a match that finished 6-1.

Incredibly enough, the hosts were already 5-0 up after only 21 minutes played. Goals from Jacob Murphy, Joelinton, Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson have provided the goods for Newcastle, who look set to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Meanwhile, Tottenham have fallen to fifth place. Spurs’ skipper Hugo Lloris (36) was taken off at half time by Tottenham manager Cristian Stellini after suffering what looked like a muscle injury. The ex-Lyon man was somewhat pessimistic about his fitness after the game. “It does not look good“, Lloris said to Sky Sports. “I think it’s a muscle, around the hip. I felt something on a goal kick.”

The former France captain also offered his apologies to Tottenham fans after the team’s poor showing at St. James’ Park. “It’s very embarrassing. We should apologise to the fans who travelled and those who watched the game.” The shot-stopper lamented Spurs’ inability to match their opponents’ performance. “We were late in all aspects. We completely missed the first part of the game. It’s really painful today.

Spurs will have the opportunity to make amends for this Sunday’s humbling in front of their fans on Thursday. The North London side host 4th-placed Manchester United for a high-stakes game between two Champions League hopefuls.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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